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Kobe Bryant's 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, also dies in helicopter crash

Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, 13, were traveling to a basketball practice at Bryant's Mamba Academy.
Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna
Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Atlanta Hawks at Staples Center on November 17, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.Allen Berezovsky / Getty Images

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By Kerry Breen

Kobe Bryant's 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, died alongside her father in a helicopter crash in the Los Angeles area on Sunday, NBC News has confirmed.

News of Bryant's death led to an outpouring of grief from friends, fans and fellow NBA players. Bryant and Gianna had reportedly been traveling to Mamba Sports Academy, a sports facility that Bryant established and coached at, for a basketball game when the helicopter crashed. Seven other people on board, including the helicopter's pilot, were also killed.

Bryant, 41, and his wife, Vanessa, are parents to four daughters, including Gianna, 17-year old Natalia, 3-year-old Bianka and 6-month-old Capri.

Bryant coached Gianna's team, the Los Angeles Lady Mambas. Just weeks ago, Gianna shared a video of herself playing basketball on Instagram and compared it against a clip of her father playing in the NBA.

Another sweet photo from Gianna's Instagram shows her and Bryant grinning from courtside seats at the Staples Center.

In November, a sweet video of Bryant and his daughter sitting courtside at a basketball game went viral online for the cute bonding moment between the two. Many fans resurfaced the video in light of the tragedy.